Ahead of his planned return to school to continue with his medical programme and subsequent continuation abroad, Ningwei Leonard Lanyeli, a former participant in the popular National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) will receive treatment for his mental health condition in South Africa.
This will be courtesy of businessman, Ibrahim Mahama who had earlier offered to pay for the treatment and education of Leonard whose dream of becoming a medical doctor was cut short after he suffered from bipolar disorder.
In a Facebook post sighted by GhanaWeb, an aide to Mr Mahama, Rafik Mahama, said Leonard, at the request of his boss had been brought from Jirapa in the Upper West Region to Accra to commence his treatment.
As part of the treatment process, Rafik revealed that Leonard will be flown to South Africa where he will undergo therapy.
“Upon the request of Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, Leonard arrived in Accra yesterday from Jirapa. facility in East Legon. Mr. Ibrahim Mahama instructed we process Leonard for South Africa. Arrangements have been done in South Africa for him to receive special care and treatment. Processes have started for him to be flown to South Africa. That’ll be done as soon as the documentations are done in few days time.”